Details are slow in coming regarding an accident that took place this past Saturday in Osceola County and left one individual dead. Troopers speaking on behalf of the Florida Highway Patrol have come forward with statements about the crash, and although these statements are slender on specific facts relating to the incident, they do illuminate the scenario with enough confirmed information to make a recounting worthwhile.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unnamed man was driving a Nissan down the southern lane of Ham Brown Road at close to 2:30 in the morning. As this man drew near to the intersection of Ham Brown Road and Reaves Road something occurred to cause him to swerve off of the road. Troopers stated that an investigation into this incident is ongoing, and as of the time of this writing there is no information pertaining to just what happened in the seconds between when the driver of the Nissan had control of the vehicle and the moment he lost it.
It is possible that adverse road conditions led to the fatal crash. It is not entirely uncommon for poorly maintained roads to catch drivers unawares and before the driver can regain their calm they are thrust into a deadly situation. Another possibility is that the driver of the Nissan suffered from some sort of medical emergency which rendered him unable to continue driving his car. Alcohol and other perception-altering substances are to be considered as well, and although the Florida Highway Patrol’s statement did not mention any suspicion of alcohol as a contributing factor, it also failed to mention whether or not any tests had been given to shed light on the issue in one way or another.
Not long after the car left the road it collided with a tree close by the asphalt. After hitting the tree, the car exploded into flames. Emergency medical response teams rushed to the area and began trying to battle the fire and reach the driver of the car, but nothing could be done to save him from the situation and he was declared dead at the scene. It is hoped that the investigation has progressed in the intervening days, but when the driver of the car was first brought to a medical examiner there was no way to identify the body.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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